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Monday, July 21, 2014

CFTC-A Benefit for The American Cancer Society

photo by Bob Hunter
  Concert For The Cause
By Lydia Lowe

     And then there was the dance off.  It was another first for CFTC on Saturday when two little girls felt the beat and just had to get their dancing feet moving.  One by one more kids of all ages, shapes and sizes began joining in and by the time the song was done about two dozen kids were dancing on the grass in front of the stage.  There were even a few cartwheels thrown in for good measure.  By the time the last song played the adults on the other side of the stream had joined in and we had a dance off!

     It took some time for the first performers to hit the stage on Saturday night at The Hip Hop for Hope Show.  When the music finally got going, the crowd had gone through some ebb and flow but the crowd in the park when the show began were solidly behind the performers.  DJ Spawn, from Junctions City, kept the music going through the down times and mixed the sound when the performers were on stage.

     KeyBoy and Josh Lightsey aka JWheelz kept the crowd entertained.  They rapped together and each did their own music.  These two are always entertaining and fun to watch.  The kids in the crowd were delighted.  They danced, they joined in singing on songs that they knew, and once in a while JWheelz would sit on the side of the stage and a group of star-struck young ladies would hop up on the stage next to him, swinging and swaying to the music as he sang.  There were other entertainers on this night but KeyBoy and JWHeelz stole the show.

     There was also another interesting thing that happened.  I wasn’t sure what to make of it.  There was a young man who showed up who goes by the name Skylow.  Somehow he got a mic and at one point during the show “delivered his message”.    The crowd wasn’t really sure what that message was all about, it had something to do with the Lord and “seeing with your eyes and heart” but other than that, I’m not sure what to make of it all.  He delivered his message, left the stage and was never heard from again.

     The featured non-profit was the American Cancer Society and they were pretty pleased with the turn out.  They were rocking out to the beat up by the visitor's center.  They’ll be another concert this coming Saturday, so if you are looking for a nice evening out with the family, come to Avenue A Park, have some food and drinks, enjoy the music, and help out a great non-profit.

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